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Local School Leaders Appalled at Governor's Budget

Local School Leaders Appalled at Governor's Budget

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- State lawmakers worked overtime overnight to finally settle on a state budget at $69.7 billion dollars. It has more than $4 billion in cuts.

The budget eliminates a number of programs and slashes pay hikes for state workers.

It also means an already struggling Education system will have to tighten its belt even more.

 

 

 

School board member WC Gentry said, "Now everything is on the line," saying that more than Duval sports are in danger.

"We need to bring our education system into the 21st century," said Governor Rick Scott to First Coast News Anchor Shannon Ogden on Saturday morning in a live interview.

Supply of Yard Signs Available for Brown Supporters

Supporters who have been asking for yard signs to show their support of mayoral candidate Alvin Brown will begin picking them up beginning at 3 p.m. today at Brown’s downtown campaign headquarters at 233 E. Bay Street. The campaign also plans to distribute about 3,500 signs this weekend, and another 4,000 will be available next week in the campaign’s offices throughout the city.

“The overwhelming number of requests we’re getting for signs is another indication that the campaign is continuing to build momentum,” a campaign spokesman said.

Supervisor of Elections Reports Day 4 Early Voting Totals

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland announced 2,462 voters have cast a ballot on the fourth day of Early Voting for Jacksonville's 2011 Unitary General Election.

Voters with Disabilities Vote by Absentee Ballot

Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland announces that the courtesy of curbside voting for physically handicapped voters is no longer permitted.

Curbside Voting was a courtesy the Supervisor of Elections staff would provide to voters who were unable to come into a precinct because of physical limitations. To assist these voters on Election Day, two precinct poll workers of different political parties would carry a ballot out of the precinct to the voter. Once the voter had marked his or her ballot both precinct poll workers would cast the ballot through the Optical Scanner like all other voters.

State Takes Action Against Companies Soliciting Fake Energy Audits

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced today the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has filed suit against Unlimited Energy Solutions, Inc., and nine individuals for violation of the Florida Telephone Solicitation Statute. The lawsuit was filed as a result of an investigation of numerous complaints received by the Department in regard to potentially illegal sales calls.

State Takes Action Against Companies Soliciting Fake Energy Audits

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced today the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has filed suit against Unlimited Energy Solutions, Inc., and nine individuals for violation of the Florida Telephone Solicitation Statute. The lawsuit was filed as a result of an investigation of numerous complaints received by the Department in regard to potentially illegal sales calls.

Healthcare’s Cooperative Announces 2011 Election Results

Healthcare’s Cooperative Credit Union® (HCCU) announced its newly elected board of directors and supervisory committee members at the annual membership meeting held
Wednesday evening, April 27.